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Impact and Strategic Clarity Community of Practice: Covid-19 Notes from the field

There is no roadmap, it all seems so overwhelming, but you are doing it, you ARE managing the crisis!  We’re fortunate to be part of a group of nine inspiring women coaches working with the McConnell Foundation in the Innoweave Impact and Strategic Clarity Coaches’ Community of Practice.  Many members of this small group have been working in coaching and consulting with the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors for decades and have been connected to one another since 2012.  Our learning and growing together has been rich and varied. We work with nonprofit, public sector and philanthropic leaders in planning [...]

By |November 18th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Challenge 2025, with Jim Vanderveken of Mohawk College: Building community and opportunity through workforce development

Today we are very pleased to welcome Jim Vanderveken to the podcast.  As the Dean of the Centre for Community Partnership and Experiential Learning, Jim leads Mohawk College's strategic commitment to postsecondary access, partnership development at the community level, and experiential learning.    In our conversation today, Jim and I talk about the work of City School and the Challenge 2025 initiative in Hamilton: how it started, some of the early achievements, challenges and hopes for the future.    Challenge 2025 is an ambitious initiative to bring all of Hamilton together to develop and strengthen the demand-led workforce: connecting [...]

By |November 12th, 2020|Categories: Collective Impact, Impact Clarity, Leadership, Podcast, Strategy|

Philanthropy’s Transformational Change with Jean-Marc Mangin, CEO & President of Philanthropic Foundations Canada (PFC)

In this episode, Social Impact Advisors Partner Lynn Fergusson interviews Jean-Marc Mangin, CEO & President of Philanthropic Foundations Canada (PFC) about the state of the philanthropic sector, particularly in light of the challenges of COVID.  We hear how many nonprofits are in a dire situation as our society faces both the healthcare and economic effects of COVID.  The pandemic has highlighted the important work done by the charitable sector, the need for collaboration across sectors to address societal issues, and the transformational opportunity it presents.      COVID is the "great revealer", according to Jean-Marc, as it has [...]

By |October 29th, 2020|Categories: Leadership, News, Philanthropy, Podcast|

Reinventing a purpose-driven organization and brand – the journey, with Joanna Kerr, CEO, MakeWay

Joanna joins our podcast as CEO of the newly named MakeWay organization. You might know it as Tides Canada. We hear about the journey and thinking behind rebranding.  It's about getting clear about the purpose of the organization and as a result, determining some fitting branding to go with it. We hear examples of projects MakeWay supports and a snapshot of an organizational design and leadership pilot the organization is undertaking.  Through this, we'll see just how fitting "MakeWay" is for this organization.   Along the way, we also hear a bit more about Joanna's background.  She came [...]

By |October 15th, 2020|Categories: Leadership, Philanthropy, Podcast, Strategy|

Seizing the Moment for an Equity Movement, with Michael Bach, Founder & CEO, Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion

Addressing equity is a hot topic right now as the COVID pandemic has highlighted undeniable inequities in our society, from who is contracting COVID, to who is most affected by job losses or slow returns, to evidence of anti-racism and police brutality. As Founder and CEO of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion, having been the National Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at KPMG, Michael approaches solutions from an employer's perspective. He reports seeing a sustained spike in demand from organizations across all sectors to learn more and move towards action.  The emotional moment is becoming [...]

By |October 1st, 2020|Categories: Equity and Inclusion, Podcast, Strategy|

Impact and Strategic Clarity Community of Practice: Covid-19 Notes from the field

There is no roadmap, it all seems so overwhelming, but you are doing it, you ARE managing the crisis! We’re fortunate to be part of a group of nine inspiring women coaches working with the McConnell Foundation in the Innoweave Impact and Strategic Clarity Coaches’ Community of Practice.  Many members of this small group have been working in coaching and consulting with the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors for decades and have been connected to one another since 2012.  Our learning and growing together has been rich and varied. We work with nonprofit, public sector and philanthropic leaders in planning [...]

By |September 23rd, 2020|Categories: Impact Clarity, Leadership, Social Innovation, Strategy, Uncategorized|
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